Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Chicago, IL
Nursing Home Abuse Overview
When we place a family member in a nursing home, we count on that facility to provide loving and attentive care. Sadly, too often residents are neglected or even abused by nursing home staff. Many cases of abuse and neglect never come to light because elderly victims are less likely to complain of issues with their care than a younger person.
At The Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our lawyers represent nursing home residents who have been neglected or abused by the institutions that are supposed to care for them. If you think your parent or loved one has suffered an injury due to his or her care in a nursing home, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
The following may be examples of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Unexplained bruises, broken bones or other injuries
- Bed sores, which can occur when an immobile patient is not repositioned periodically
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Emergency room visits
- Elopement (wandering away from the facility)
- Excessive use of restraints
In Illinois, we have laws aimed at protecting the elderly from mistreatment, abuse and neglect in a nursing home facility. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act may provide triple damages for the damages caused by substandard or abusive care.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-324-0409 (800-787-5431 toll free) or send us an e-mail. Se habla español.
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Areas of Practice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Personal Injury - Plaintiff
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